GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING OC 8G Video Card Review

Today we have the chance to take a look at one of the fastest graphics cards to ever grace our test benches here in the Funky Kit lab. Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC 8G from GIGABYTE, which features GIGABYTE’s signature WINDFORCE 3X cooling solution, 8GB of onboard GDDR6 memory, a factory overclock, a metal backplate, and even a generous 4-year warranty; is this the RTX 2080 Super that gamers and enthusiasts should flock to? We will answer this question and much more very soon in this review so read on!

GIGABYTE has been kind enough to send over to us one of their RTX SUPER cards, more specifically, the RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC 8GB. So if you are in the market for a new graphics card either sooner or later, take a journey with us as we take this graphics card for a spin and see how it performs.

Here’s a quick comparison between the latest GeForce RTX 20xx Super and 16xx series graphics cards (default clock speeds)…

 

  GeForce RTX 2080 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Pascal
CUDA Cores 3072 2560 2176 1536 1280
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1650 MHz
1605 MHz 1470 MHz
1500 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1815 MHz 1770 MHz 1680 MHz 1770 MHz 1708  MHz
Giga Rays/s 8 6 5 N/A N/A
Memory Speed 16Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 496 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 288 Gb/s 192 Gb/s
Power 250W 215W 160W 120-130W 120W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes No No

 

I would like to thank GIGABYTE for providing the sample; without their support, this review would not be possible!

Gigabyte logo

Here’s a little snippet from their website.

A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.

We are just getting started so flip on over to the next page to see the many features and specifications of this wondrous graphics card!

You can buy the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING OC 8G graphics card for around USD $739 available at Amazon.

 

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Tinkering with computers and other electronics since the days of the Apple IIe and the Intellivision as the Prodigal 80s child, Jeremy seeks to constantly expand his knowledge of the ever-changing and ever-enticing world of Consumer Electronics. He enjoys tinkering, overclocking, modding, and most of all gaming.